Death And Injuries Report
| 13-Year-Old Girl Leg Became Lodged Under Ride
| A Lake Forest teenager whose leg was caught beneath Roger Rabbit's Cartoon Spin ride is being described as a "lucky little girl" by hospital officials and paramedics, who said that she suffered no broken bones or |
April 18, 2000 10:30 p.m.--A Lake Forest teenager whose leg was caught beneath Roger Rabbit's Cartoon Spin ride is being described as a "lucky little girl" by hospital officials and paramedics, who said that she suffered no broken bones or serious cuts. The 13-year-old was on Roger Rabbit's Cartoon Spin ride when her lower right leg became lodged under the fiberglass passenger bucket, officials said. A Disney spokesman said the girl, climbed out of her seat while the ride was moving. She was trying to fetch a stuffed toy that had apparently fallen out of the car. Disneyland spokesman Ray Gomez said the girl managed to slip out from under her lap bar before stepping out of the car. "She was trying to retrieve this toy, but in doing so her foot became wedged between the car and the floor," Gomez said. Anaheim Fire Department spokesman Jerry Austin said paramedics freed the girl's leg within a few minutes. "It didn't take much time at all, and her injuries were very minor," Austin said. The girl was taken to Western Medical Center in Anaheim, where she was seen and released within an hour, hospital spokesman Ron Bingham said. "For having her leg stuck under an amusement park ride, she was pretty lucky," he said. "There really wasn't any treatment given. She didn't have a fracture, she didn't need a cast and she didn't need any stitches. We released her to her parents just after midnight."
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